Law Firm Profiles & Application Guides

Understand exactly what makes a law firm different

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Access our law firm profiles and our Application Guides.

This course hosts both our law firm profiles and our law firm application guides.

Law Firm Profiles

You want a deep-rooted understanding of what makes a law firm unique.

You can then showcase your knowledge at application and interview. You'll know about a firm’s strategy and what makes it different from its competitors. You'll be able to handle questions about a law firm’s business model and you'll be able to share your perspective on its plan for the future.

Our completely revamped law firm profiles have been designed to teach you about the unique selling points of the biggest law firms in the City. These high-level commercial breakdowns consider:

  • How does a law firm's international strategy, structure and reach differ?
  • How has history shaped the firm it is today?
  • What is the firm’s strongest practice areas? What is it known in the market for?
  • What does innovation mean to a firm? How are different firms investing in legal technology?
  • What are the most notable deals the firm has worked on?
  • How has the firm responded to crises?
  • What is unique about the firm’s training programme?
  • What does diversity and inclusion mean to a firm?

Application Guides

How should I approach this question? What do I include in my answer? What is the firm looking for?

TCLA’s Law Firm Application Guides will provide you with a thorough breakdown of how to think about each of the application questions, step-by-step. Written by successful applicants, we have produced detailed guides for over 20 law firms that cover:

This includes:

  • What we feel the question is looking for
  • How to approach the question (How did we research the firm? How did we pick apart the question?)
  • Our own research into the firm and snippets of successful answers
  • How to make your answer to the question stand out
  • Our top tips for this application form

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Cleary Gottlieb Sample Insight

What law firms are covered?

So far, we have insights for the following firms, with more due to be added shortly:

  • Allen & Overy
  • Ashurst
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Clifford Chance
  • Clyde & Co
  • Dentons
  • DLA Piper
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • HFW
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linklaters
  • Macfarlanes
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Slaughter and May
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Travers Smith
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges
  • White & Case

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